William initially traveled to the Salt Lake Valley in an unknown company in 1851. However, he later participated as one of the rescuers that were sent out in the winter of 1856 to assist the members of the Church stranded in Wyoming.
Company Unknown (1851)Approximate age at departure: 17
Rescue Companies (1856)Approximate age at departure: 23
- Bell, Eli, Autobiographical sketch, 89-90.
- Trail Excerpt
- Source Location
- Church History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah